Upcoming workshops

High-quality and affordable entrepreneurial education for every stage of your journey. 

Our Startup Fundamentals series is offered on a rolling basis (check out the upcoming scheduled courses to register for upcoming courses). 

Advanced and Technical Workshops are scheduled based on interest so let us know which ones you would like to see scheduled, using the interest form below.  

Upcoming Scheduled Courses
November Startup Lab 101
Online Workshop
December Startup Lab 101
Online Workshop
Fundamentals 103: Understanding Your Customer (Oct)
Online Event
STARTUP FUNDAMENTALS
Purchase the entire Fundamentals Series for a discounted rate. Starts January 11th, Deadline to register is Jan 15th.

If you are a student and need further financial assistance, please submit an application for a Startup Tucson Scholarship. 

These courses are facilitated by leading experts in their fields in a variety of topics to help your business grow.  

 

Complete the form below to express interest in our various course offerings. Once enough interest is generated, we will contact you when your selected courses are scheduled.

Advanced & technical Workshops
Advanced and Technical Course Interest Form
Select Courses of Interest
  • Business Banking Services

    What's the best banking for you?

    In this workshop, business owners will learn about the variety of banking services and products available, especially for small businesses. At the end of the workshop, business owners will be able to identify the services their businesses need and build a relationship with a financial institution that meets those needs.

    FACILITATOR

    BBVA

    Cost

    Duration

    Free

    2 hours

  • How Businesses Obtain Credit

    Making Credit Work for Your Business

    In this workshop, business owners will learn the value of creditworthiness and how to maintain a good business credit score. They’ll also discover the documents necessary to make a successful application for a business loan.

    FACILITATOR

    BBVA

    Cost

    Duration

    Free

    2 hours

  • Exempt vs. Non-Exempt Employees

    What do these employee classifications mean and what’s the best classification for your employees?

    This course includes:

    • A clear definition of the terms exempt and non-exempt and review of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

    • An overview of what factors to consider when classifying employees and the consequences of misclassification.

    • Review of pay implications based on employee classification.

    FACILITATOR

    Snell & Wilmer

    Cost

    Duration

    $10.00

    2 hours

  • Independent Contractors vs. Employees?

    What do these classifications mean for those working for you?

    This course includes:

    • Review of advantages and disadvantages of hiring a contractor vs. an employee.

    • An overview of rules surrounding the hiring of contractors, whether the contractor is actually an independent contractor or an employee, and the consequences of misclassification.

    • Considerations for hiring a contractor or employee depending on the stage your business is in.

    FACILITATOR

    Snell & Wilmer

    Cost

    Duration

    $10.00

    2 hours

  • 2020 Update on Employment Topics

    A look at updates on employment law and how COVID-19 has changed the employment landscape

    This course includes:

    • Review of updates and changes in federal/Arizona’s employment law.

    • A look at current best practices.

    • An overview of potential upcoming changes and how employment practices may be different in the future.

    FACILITATOR

    Snell & Wilmer

    Cost

    Duration

    $10.00

    2 hours

  • How Employment has changed with the Pandemic

    The transformation of employment before, during, and after COVID-19

    This Course Includes:

    • Review of working remotely and other current practices that have been implemented since the pandemic hit.

    • An overview of benefits and challenges of these workplace changes.

    • A look ahead at other changes that may be coming and how employment has likely changed forever.

    FACILITATOR

    Snell & Wilmer

    Cost

    Duration

    $10.00

    2 hours

  • Protecting your Confidential Information

    How to protect confidential information and trade secrets from employee misappropriation

    This Course Includes:

    • Review of what type of information is considered protectable confidential information and trade secrets.

    • An overview of best practices for protecting this type of information from employee fraud/misappropriation.

    • A look at your options as an employer if your confidential information is leaked or misused by employees or third parties.

    FACILITATOR

    Snell & Wilmer

    Cost

    Duration

    $10.00

    2 hours

  • Intellectual Property

    Learn the basics, challenges, and tips related to intellectual property protection.

    This Course Includes:

    • Types of intellectual property

    • Key components of Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks and Trade Secrets

    • Choosing to protect by Patent vs Trade Secret

    • Agreements your company may want to consider having in place

    FACILITATOR

    Snell & Wilmer

    Cost

    Duration

    $10.00

    2 hours

  • Goal Setting Seminar

    Goal setting is a powerful way to lay the foundation for creating success in your business. Whether you are just starting your business or you are years into your business learning how to create SMART goals and how to actually attain them is a key element in running a successful business.

    This workshop is for :

    • The person who has big audacious goals that they want to achieve

    • If you have no idea where to start when setting goals in your business

    • If you need to learn how to plan out a timeline for your goals to be able to achieve them

    This facilitated, engaging interactive workshop will provide you with all of the tools and planning you need to plan the goals you have in your head for the next 6 - 12 months while breaking them down and creating actionable steps to help you achieve your goals.

    FACILITATOR

    Keneshia Raymond

    Cost

    Duration

    $50.00

    2 hours

  • Agile Project Management

    Whether your team is a new startup or has been around for years -- innovation, creative thinking, customer-design, and efficient team problem-solving can become the secret-sauce of your corporate culture and business success

    This full-day training will teach your team (or just you) how to understand and implement Agile project management principles into your business. In this interactive, hands-on course, you will practice simple tools and strategies that once implemented, will allow your business to become leaner, smarter, and more efficient in reaching your goals.

    This workshop is for you if:

    • You have ever experienced stress and frustration while trying to deliver a high-quality product by deadline

    • Your team has ever struggled to define who is in charge of completing what task

    • Your life seems to be over-run by meeting after meeting that never accomplish anything

    • You are looking to develop a completely new, disruptive product or service

    The flexible project management process of Agile will aid your team in gaining a competitive edge and feeling more confident in their productivity and projects. The Agile process offers consistent opportunities to learn and iterate, collaborative troubleshooting techniques based on team and stakeholder feedback, and proven prioritization features. Overall Agile empowers team members to work creatively and effectively.

    You can attend this training with team members or as an individual. The training will include multiple hand-on activities and will immerse you in the Agile process and leave you with tools you can take away and implement directly into your business. Plus it will be fun! Lunch and all supplies included.

    Ideal for: Team Leaders, Product Managers or Designers, Creatives, Product Designers, Services Designers, Software/Web Developers, Engineers, and Entrepreneurs

    FACILITATOR

    Startup Tucson

    Cost

    Duration

    $500

    Full-Day

  • Customer Journey Mapping Workshop

    Customer Journey Mapping is a powerful tool that can dramatically improve organizational outcomes and increase your team’s collaboration and communication.

    By creating a cohesive visual process map of your customer’s experience with your organization, you will be able to identify process roadblocks or touchpoint shortcomings that are negatively impacting your revenue or customer retention.

    This facilitated, engaging  interactive workshop will provide you with all of the tools and data your team will need to build both a comprehensive  “Current State Map” and a strategic “Future State Map” to drive better decision making.


    Various workshop formats available (2 hours, half day, full day + mapping production)

    Ideal for: Senior management, customer service staff, and other key stakeholders

    FACILITATOR

    Startup Tucson

    Cost

    Duration

    Various

    Various

  • Advanced Branding Seminar

    A strong branding strategy has been shown to increase revenues by 23% and increase repeat business, increase customer loyalty, and increase peer-to-peer recommendations.

    Through this hands-on seminar, you will learn the fundamentals of communications (ex. Correct application of push/pull strategies) strategy, and be guided through a step-by-step process for developing your brand values, voice, and visuals.  You will be given all the tools you need to establish a strong brand strategy and guide that will elevate your company and put you on a path to increasing revenue and customer retention.


    Various workshop formats available (2 hours, half day, full day + portfolio review) 

    Price is PER COMPANY.  We recommend at least two representatives from each company to attend. 

    Ideal for:  Team leaders, entrepreneurs


    Pair with workshop with our Launch Box website development services to accelerate your company’s online presence.

    FACILITATOR

    Startup Tucson

    Cost

    Duration

    $120.00

    3 hours

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